5.9 Notwithstanding anything contained in the Plan to the contrary, the Plan Administrator in its sole discretion may reduce the amount of any Award whose Performance Objectives are based on one or more of the qualitative performance criteria listed in Section 4.3(2) for any Participant to any amount, including zero, prior to the end of the Fiscal Year for which such Award is earned.
5.10 Payment of each Award to a Participant shall be subject to the following provisions and conditions:
(a) No Participant shall have any right or interest, whether vested or otherwise, in the Plan or in any Award thereunder, contingent or otherwise, unless and until all of the terms, conditions and provisions of the Plan and the Regulations that affect such Participant have been satisfied. Nothing contained in the Plan or in the Regulations shall require the Company to segregate cash or other property for purposes of payment of Awards under the Plan. Neither the adoption of the Plan nor its operation shall in any way affect the rights and power of the Company to dismiss and/or discharge any employee at any time.
(b) No rights under the Plan, contingent or otherwise, shall be assignable or subject to any encumbrance, pledge or charge of any nature.
6.1 By accepting any benefits under the Plan, each Participant shall be conclusively deemed to have indicated acceptance and ratification of, and consent to, any action taken or decision made under the Plan by the Company, the Board, the Plan Administrator, the Committee or any other committee appointed by the Board.
6.2 Any action taken or decision made by the Company, the Board, the Plan Administrator, the Committee, or any other committee appointed by the Board in the exercise of this power shall be final, binding and conclusive upon the Company, the Participants, the Beneficiaries, and all other persons having any interest therein.
6.3 The Board, the Plan Administrator, the Committee, or any other committee appointed by the Board may rely upon any information supplied to them by any officer of the Company and may rely upon the advice of counsel in connection with the administration of the Plan and shall be fully protected in relying upon such information or advice.
6.4 The Board may alter, amend, suspend or terminate the Plan; provided, however, that, except as permitted by the Plan, no such alteration, amendment, suspension or termination shall impair or adversely alter any Awards theretofore granted under the Plan, except with the consent of the respective Participant.
6.5 As illustrative of the limitations of liability of the Company, but not intended to be exhaustive thereof, nothing in the Plan shall be construed to:
(a) Give any person any right to participate in the Plan other than at the sole discretion of the Plan Administrator;